Leicht Named Business Development Manager for International Retail Operations

Melville, New York, May 10, 2010 - Leviton is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Leicht to the position of Business Development Manager for Leviton's International Retail Operations. In his new position with the company, Leicht will focus on growing Leviton's global retail operations, including expansion of business opportunities with Ace Hardware, True Value, Do it Best, Sodimac and other key retailers throughout Mexico and South America.

Over a career spanning 13 years with Leviton, Leicht has played an instrumental role in developing key domestic retail accounts through the delivery of new programs, expanded product offerings and enhanced in-store support. Starting out as a field service representative for multiple Leviton retailers, Leicht worked his way up to the position of Northeast District Manager, Account Manager and most recently, Eastern Regional Sales Manager for The Home Depot. Serving as the key contact for The Home Depot's regional buying offices, Leicht also supported line reviews, managed the account team, spearheaded service operations and championed Leviton's "Best in Class" program to the giant retailer's Northeast stores.

Leicht began his career with KMART, where he started out as an in-store assistant manager and held positions as sales assistant, merchandise manager and store manager. Leicht holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida State University, and is a resident of Dix Hills, New York.

About Leviton Manufacturing Company

Leviton Manufacturing Company is a leading global manufacturer of electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. Founded at the turn of the 20th century, Leviton has grown to become one of the most preeminent leaders in the electrical industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten homes throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them, and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton is the smart choice for professionals seeking products and solutions that add value, efficiency and energy savings to our world. For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing, 201 North Service Rd., Melville, NY, 11747, www.leviton.com.


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